I'm so excited I had to just tell everyone that my idea for the Rotten Bean Row totally worked! I planted the leavin's and overripe and sprouted beans on the 15th... and by the 19th they had sprouted!
So looks like I'll have one more round of horticulture beans this year - and if not I'll have a big pile for seeds for next year. Horticulture beans really are my new favorite thing. And I have to give a shout out to Sheila who gave me the idea to use a can of our beans to make a bean and garlic spread. It was so good we had it for dinner on our home made bread and it was perfect. I'm making some more today. THANKS Sheila!
Our fresh green beans that I just planted are sailing right along also. These should be ready just before we have a frost. I can easily cover them if we get a extra cold nite. But I'm hoping for a long, warm fall.
I ended up mowing off the rest of our Hill O' Beans.. the bugs just destroyed them in no time flat. I got a couple of baskets full and some great suppers so its not a total loss. I might just till everything under and plant some oats with the expectation that the beans may produce another flush to harvest before it gets too cold. If not it will be good for the soil for sure. I haven't heard back about my soil sample yet. Maybe I'll be able to amend the soil before I replant.
Yesterday afternoon I picked these beauties and then started getting saucey. I'll can them later today.
One thing I'm kinda hacked off over... these are NOT oxheart tomatoes.
Sure they are big and meaty but they aren't as big and they dont have the right shape. They are kinda melted hearts or something. Unfortunately I can't remember when I got the seeds.. harumph.. next year I'm getting them from one of the heritage seed places. One year I had orange oxhearts the size of a large cat's head. Like this one....
Nicholas eating corn from the cob. Now I've seen everything.
Happy sunny and cool Tuesday everyone! Now get out there and get one more row of beans planted!